[Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] Implementing the Babel extension

Casey Brown cbrown1023.ml at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 22:36:29 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Brion Vibber <brion at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Gerard Meijssen wrote:
>> Hoi.
>> The Babel templates are widely used on the Wikimedia Foundation's wikis.
>> Implementing them is a lot of work; you need more then 1000 templates just
>> to cover the languages that the Wikimedia Foundation supports in its
>> projects.
> That is of course ridiculous, only a couple of templates should be
> required for "box with a number in it".
> -- brion

We try to use very few with our system on Meta-Wiki.

One of my main problems with the babel extension is that I don't think
it gets rid of the *huge* number of categories that need to be created
(otherwise you have ugly redlinks).  The system on Meta-Wiki greatly
reduces the number of categories, but I've been told that the
extension's developer was completely against any changes to the
extension (I didn't hear it directly from him).

Casey Brown

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